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IMAX: A case study by Jim Lavorato

Developed in the early 1970s, IMAX offered a larger on-screen image with much higher resolution than conventional films of the time. IMAX systems were marketed principally to special, non-profit venues such as: museums, aquariums, science centers, planetariums, etc. Content was 40 minute nature documentaries which were produced in collaboration with one or several of these special venue facilities. Great, award-winning docu-films like, ‘Mount Everest’, ‘Antartica’ and ‘Roving Mars’ were produced and made the rounds of the increasing number of giant screen venues that were constructed around the world. However, these…

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Everyman Cinema confirmed as Metquarter leisure anchor

| Queensberry Real Estate has announced Everyman as the operator of a four-screen cinema within its redevelopment of the Metquarter Shopping Centre in Liverpool. | Queensberry is aiming to bring more restaurants to the shopping centre, to help change it into a luxury retail and leisure space, and promising it will create something which isn’t on offer in the city at the moment. As part of the scheme, boutique cinema operator, Everyman Cinemas will be moving into centre and aims to open in late 2018. Metquarter is made up of…

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New retail development for Daventry

| Residents of the Northamptonshire market town can look forward to a new retail development following several years of delay. | The site to be redeveloped is the former open air swimming pool and gas works (anyone remember these?). Daventry District Council and its development partner Henry Boot Developments have unveiled revised plans for a large format retail development. In 2014 outline planning permission was received to build a superstore, petrol station and retail units. In addition, planning permission was granted for the construction of non-food retail floor space, restaurants…

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